When making a cupcake, you don't want just any old cupcake recipe; you want the best cupcake recipe. We pulled together our best, top-rated cupcakes that are favorites of both our Editors and users alike. Red velvet cupcakes, blueberry cupcakes, classic vanilla cupcakes, fresh peppermint cupcakes, and luscious dark chocolate cupcakes are just a few of the tasty options. Take a peek, pick your favorite, and prepare to bake the best cupcake of your life. Plus, learn how to make the perfect frosting topper for your chosen treat along with a few fun garnishing tips.
One of today's most popular desserts, cupcakes are the talk of the town. Whether it's making a batch for your family, treating your co-workers, or just a little something for yourself, these small delights seem to always fit the bill. Our readers have been quick to let us know which of our cupcakes reign supreme. We've compiled the best recipes here, where you're sure to find something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.
First up: Top tender apple cupcakes with a sweet and crunchy topping of brown sugar and almonds, then drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze. The amaretto adds an even more distinct almond flavor to the cupcakes, but if you don't have it, you can use almond extract instead.